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4 real media kit examples that influencers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok use to get brand sponsorships

For many influencers, especially those primarily working on Instagram, brand sponsorships are their main source of income. One of the first things advertisers ask for during a pitch is to see a creator's media kit.  Influencers use their media kits as a tool to showcase their value to a brand or company, which often includes past examples and rates for a partnership. Business Insider spoke to creators on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok who shared the exact documents they use to land brand spons...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Bella Thorne, Mariano, Business Insider, Valley, Blake, Jacob, YouTube Instagram, Roberto Blake


OpenSSH To Deprecate SHA-1 Logins Due To Security Risk

OpenSSH, the most popular utility for connecting to and managing remote servers, has announced today plans to drop support for its SHA-1 authentication scheme. From a report: The OpenSSH team cited security concerns with the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, currently considered insecure. The algorithm was broken in a practical, real-world attack in February 2017, when Google cryptographers disclosed SHAttered, a technique that could make two different files appear as they had the same SHA-1 file signatu...
Tags: Google, Tech, SHA


French contact-tracing app StopCovid passes first vote

Following a debate in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, deputies have voted in favor of the release of contact-tracing app StopCovid and the decree related to the app. While a vote in the parliament wasn’t a mandatory step, the government wants to rally as many people as possible around the contact-tracing app. At first, French President Emmanuel Macron said there would be a debate, but not necessarily followed by a vote. The government then reversed its stance and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Privacy, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Play Store, Emmanuel Macron, National Assembly, Cédric O, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Olivier Veran, Contact Tracing


Gmail’s new feature makes it easier to personalize your inbox

Google is introducing a new “quick settings” menu in Gmail aimed at helping users browse, discover, and use different themes and settings to customize their Gmail experience. These options include the ability to change the density of text, select from different inbox types, add reading panes, and options to theme your inbox. They are not new features, but before had been buried in Gmail’s settings. Many users may have not even known the options existed, unless they went digging. From the new Qui...
Tags: Google, TC, Gmail, Tech, Rapid Release


Microsoft-backed startup Innovaccer raised $120 million for a new solution to the sluggish way US doctors communicate about patients

Innovaccer, a health-tech company, is launching a platform that exchanges patient data in real time.  It works by equipping healthcare companies with a common code for health information.  Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus has made hospitals rethink how they handle patient data. And the US Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that it become more transparent. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Innovaccer, a healthcare technology company, is focused on helping do...
Tags: Google, Europe, Microsoft, Navy, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Connecticut, Orion, Palantir, Amazon Web Services, Lucas, Advisory Board, US Department of Health and Human Services, Orion Health


Daily Crunch: HBO Max launches in the US

WarnerMedia unveils its new streaming service, Donald Trump is mad at Twitter and GE Lighting has a new owner. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 27, 2020. 1. HBO Max launches today, here’s what you need to know At $14.99 per month, the service — initially available to subscribers in the United States — is more expensive than competing offerings like Netflix and Disney+. But from another angle, it’s still a pretty sweet deal, since you’re getting HBO, plus a whole bunch of extra content, f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Ge, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Donald Trump, General Electric, Youtube Kids, Social Media Platforms


Google Discovery Ads Are Now Available Globally

Google Discovery ads, initially introduced at Google Marketing Live last May, were finally--and quietly--rolled out to all advertisers worldwide last month after an extended testing period that had been expected to come to a close at the end of 2019. The new capability gives advertisers access to: Google's Discover feed, which provides updates on topics...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Google Discovery, Key Insights


Eminem is sharing a 'personal' phone number with his fans. Here's the invite-only startup behind it that's betting texting celebs and influencers will be a big business.

The music artist Eminem has joined the text-marketing app Community, announcing to fans this week that they can text him at 313-666-7440. The rapper appears to be using Community to promote a new line of merchandise he's releasing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his album "The Marshall Mathers LP." Here's what you should know about how Community works, and why the platform has taken off recently among celebrities and influencers alike. Click here for more BI Prime stories. On Monday, the...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Trends, Eminem, Paul Mccartney, Community, Jennifer Lopez, Detroit, Business Insider, Jonas Brothers, Weissman, Jake Paul, Tiktok, Joshua Weissman, YouTube Facebook TikTok


How to become a Zoom power user and prevent every video call from descending into hellish cacophony

Video-conferencing software Zoom has become the go-to for many people stuck at home in coronavirus quarantine. While you've likely mastered the basics, there are plenty of neat tricks for making the most out of your time on Zoom. Below are our ten best tricks, including muting participants, optimizing screen-sharing options, and acquiring a better microphone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As we approach what feels like week number 400 of stay-at-home orders and lockdown ...
Tags: Google, Budget, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Trends, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Brian Feldman


Google's cheaper new version of the Pixel 4 could be right around the corner — here's everything we know about it so far (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is rumored to be working on a new phone called the Pixel 4a, which would be a low-cost version of the Pixel 4. In 2019, Google released the Pixel 3a, a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 3. The phone is expected to come with a single-lens camera and a borderless screen, according to leaked images. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Google's $400 Pixel 3a was well received when it launched last year, and now the search giant could be preparing to launch another similar p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Qualcomm, Palo Alto Networks, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Android Police, MÁRIO QUEIROZ, David Ruddock, Pixel 4a, TechnoLike Plus Google


Google is facing antitrust scrutiny in India for unfairly promoting its Google Pay app over competitors (GOOG, GOOGL)

India's antitrust body is said to be investigating whether Google abused its market position and unfairly promoted its mobile payments app. The complaint, filed in February, claims that Google promotes Google Pay in its Android app store in a way that hurts competitors and consumers. The case is still being reviewed. In the US, Google could face lawsuits later this year from ongoing antitrust probes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is facing a potential antitrust ca...
Tags: Google, India, Softbank, Trends, Commission, Justice Department, Reuters, Reuters India, CCI, Competition Commission of India, US Google, US Both the Justice Department


Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Google over deletion of certain comments critical toward China (GOOGL)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to Google on Wednesday about the company's deletion of some comments critical of China.  Comments using the phrases "communist bandit" or "50-cent party" in Chinese characters were deleted almost instantly from YouTube, though their English equivalents are not.  Hawley called the deletions "censorship" and asked Google to explain how the problem came about and when it knew about the deletions.  Google says the deletions are accidental and that it rolled ou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, China, Trends, Beijing, Missouri, US Senate, Chinese communist party, Doj, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Dragonfly, Ccp, Sen Ted Cruz, Hawley


19 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Maps is filled with useful features that aren't always immediately obvious, such as adding a stop along your route or sharing your trip progress with a friend. Here's a look at some of the most useful Google Maps features you may not have heard of. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Maps has become so pervasive and useful since its launch in 2005 that it's almost impossible to remember how we got around without it. From seeing how long it takes to get from point...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Google Maps


Google brews up a fresh pot of Java for its serverless Cloud Functions service

Still on Java 8? You'll need to upgrade to 11 to use it Google Cloud Platform has added Java 11 support to its serverless Cloud Functions service.…
Tags: Google, Software, Google Cloud Platform


The real threat to Facebook and Twitter isn't a pandemic or a president

Welcome back to Trending, where we read the tech leaves every Wednesday. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every week, just click here. This week: The biggest threat to Facebook and Twitter  It feels like ages ago, when the coronavirus lockdowns began in March, that skepticism about social media screentime and digital health were summarily cast aside. Who's got time to worry about those ki...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Boston, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Carnegie Mellon University, Bill Maris, Marc Benioff, Ftc, Carnegie Mellon


Dancing with tools

How good are you at Google Sheets? Can you write a query? A filter? Do you know how to install add-on tools to trim extra cells or create a mail merge? If you wanted to learn those things, do you know how to find out how? It’s an interesting litmus test. Sheets is free. It’s not particularly difficult to use. You can explore it in private, with no fear of screwing up. And it’s widely applicable to just about any career or community work you might choose to do. The teenager across the street is f...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, Branding


How do marketers actually connect with a post-COVID audience? This might help

TLDR: With The Complete Digital Content Marketing Mastery Bundle, learn who to turn social media, Google, emails and even Zoom into major brand builders and money makers. As the U.S. cautiously starts to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer casualties of the economic plunge caused by the virus have only just begun. In recent days, major retail names like Pier 1, Victoria’s Secret and J.C. Penney’s have all announced plans to close entirely or shutter hundreds of locations fo...
Tags: Google, Startups, Offers, Victoria, Penney


As restaurants clash with popular delivery apps like Grubhub over fees, Google Maps is getting a new feature that makes it easier to order directly from local businesses (GOOGL)

Google is launching a new feature that lets merchants specify their preferred ordering method when customers find a restaurant through Google Maps. The update comes as restaurants have struggled with processing fees from popular third-party delivery services like Grubhub as they rely heavily on takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants will be able to specify their preferred ordering method beginning this summer. Google is also launching other new features, like the ability to book ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Brooklyn, Google Maps, GrubHub, Pitas, Jason Kaplan, Google Visit Business Insider, NBC News Grubhub, JK Consulting, Google Rather Google


Google expands tools to help businesses impacted by COVID-19

Google is rolling out a series of updates aimed at helping local businesses adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to serve their customers across Google Maps and Search. Since the outbreak, Google has made it possible for businesses to communicate to customers things like their revised operating hours or temporary closures, among other things. Now, it’s adding and expanding a set of features that will allow businesses to support themselves, including those focused on gift card sales...
Tags: Google, TC, Advertising Tech, Tech, Paypal, Canada, New Zealand, Google Maps, Fitzpatrick, Google My Business, Jen Fitzpatrick, U S Canada U K Ireland Australia, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Germany India Australia


HBO Max is WarnerMedia's ambitious attempt to take on Netflix, and it's now available to stream — here's how to sign up

  HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new subscription-based streaming service, is now available for $14.99 per month. HBO Max offers access to everything on HBO Now, along with new exclusive series and hundreds of additional movies and TV shows — all for the same price as HBO Now. Current HBO subscribers using AT&T cable are eligible for a free year of HBO Max, and new customers can receive a seven-day trial before paying $14.99. We've broken down everything you need to know about HBO Max, including what...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Chromecast, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Selena Gomez, Warner Bros, Hulu, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogan, Hbo Now, Max


Can Virtual Reality Help Sports Fans Experience Game Day In A Post COVID-19 World?

(CBS Local/CBSLA)- “If I really do want to establish a feeling that I’m there, then there needs to be some capacity for me to make a decision to move myself forwards, backwards, around and in doing that, for there to be a response. The responsiveness and that resonance has to be established and maintained in order for it to feel like a live event.”- Jessica Brillhart, Director of USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies MxR (mixed reality) Lab. What will sports, and sports fandom, look like in ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Sports, America, Netflix, Manchester United, Netherlands, Fifa, Nba, Juventus, Elvis Presley, Holland, Cbs, Espn, Minnesota Vikings


Switzerland launched the world's first app based on Google and Apple's contact-tracing tech

Switzerland is the first country to launch a contact-tracing app using the specialized contact-tracing tech released by Google and Apple. The app is only in its pilot phase at the moment, and Swiss authorities plan to roll it out more widely in June. Google and Apple released their "exposure notification" API earlier this month, and said 22 health authorities around the world have asked permission to use it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first app using Google and Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, France, Trends, Bbc, Switzerland, Api, Eth Zurich, Srdjan Čapkun, Čapkun, Google Apple API


Why no Android updates?

Mobile phone owners generally update the OS providing the hardware isn't obsolete and the current version is 10. Boyue are on Android 6 and have been stuck there a long time. They are not alone. It occurred to me that maybe Google who are behind the open source OS are the reason. They will not allow a current version of Android to be devalued by installation on obsolete or unsuitable devices. There are licensing requirements. I've included a chunk from their website "How long will each An...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Books, Onyx, Boyue, Google Play Google


Exclusive: Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app - sources

India's antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc's Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the case told Reuters.
Tags: Google, Money, India, businessNews, Alphabet Inc


What is a DNS server? Here’s how the Internet serves up your favorites

Getting the address of your favorite websites and service would not be possible without multiple DNS servers.
Tags: Google, Networking, Trends, How-to, Computing, Dns, Internet Service Provider, DNS server


This Is What an 1869 MIT Entrance Exam Looks Like: Could You Have Passed the Test?

The late 19th Century was the time of Charles Darwin and James Clerk Maxwell, of Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. It was a golden age of science and technology. So you might wonder how hard it was to get into one of the top technical universities in that era. The answer, according to this video? Not very hard. At least that was the case in 1869 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT,  as the young Australian science and math teacher Toby Hendy explains on her excel...
Tags: Google, Math, Education, Youtube, College, Boston, Mit, Cambridge, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Facebook Twitter, James Clerk Maxwell, Alexander Graham Bell, Jacques Derrida


Everything you need to know about artificial neural networks

Welcome to Neural Basics, a collection of guides and explainers to help demystify the world of artificial intelligence. One of the most influential technologies of the past decade is artificial neural networks, the fundamental piece of deep learning algorithms, the bleeding edge of artificial intelligence. You can thank neural networks for many of applications you use every day, such as Google’s translation service, Apple’s Face ID iPhone lock and Amazon’s Alexa AI-powered assistant. Neural netw...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Tech, Alexa, Insider, Syndication, Neural, Neural Basics


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Twitter has for the first time added fact-checking links to Trump's false tweets about voting by mail. Trump falsely claimed on Tuesday that mail-in ballots cast in California will be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "Rigged Election." Mark Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views. Though Facebook's experts found that the platform contrib...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, China, India, Trends, Walmart, United States, Switzerland, Wall Street Journal, South Asia, Sundar Pichai, Ola


Google removes millions of negative TikTok reviews amid backlash in India

ByteDance’s TikTok app, which has gained hundreds of millions of users in India with its short-form videos, is facing criticism in its biggest overseas market after disturbing videos surfaced on the platform. Phrases such as BanTikTok, DeleteTikTok, and BlockTikTok have trended on Twitter in India in the past three weeks after numerous users expressed disgust over some videos that were circulating on Chinese giant ByteDance’s jewel app. Users unearthed and shared numerous recent TikTok ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Social, Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Snapchat, SnapDeal, Madras High Court, Apptopia, Bytedance, Tiktok, Faizal Siddiqui, TechCrunch Outrages


Captcha

Please consider removing the Google Captcha and/or using a different Captcha provider. It is a real hindrance in posting here. It doesn't work on the browsers I usually use so I have to open other ones. I'm on a single core CPU so it's very tiring. Then when using the captcha (when it works), it ALWAYS says "try again" when I select correctly for the first several times. Then after a few failures it accepts my input... I also know that the captchas are considered a weak measure against spa...
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